The NBA announced James Johnson will get a one game suspension without pay due to the incident in Toronto, thus missing tonight’s Miami Heat game against the Indiana Pacers.
#MIAvsIND UPDATE: James Johnson has been suspended by the NBA for his role in last night's altercation with the Raptors. He will not play in tonight's game vs the Pacers.— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) January 10, 2018
His antagonist, Serge Ibaka, will also miss his next game without pay, as the Toronto Raptors face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday.
Someone might want to tell Serge Ibaka that James Johnson is a 2nd degree black belt, is 7-0 in MMA fights and 20-0 as a kickboxer. I'd pick a different guy to fight with. #NBA pic.twitter.com/ou3YVaf3vo— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) January 10, 2018
Tuesday’s game marks Ibaka’s fifth career ejection, Johnson has three of them.
Besides that altercation, the league fined Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan and Heat guard Goran Dragic $25,000 and $10,000, respectively, for their dust-up after the buzzer, when DeRozan “attempted to forcefully shove Dragic with an open hand,” per the NBA’s news release.